Honoring Orlando Victims: Portrait Project Aims to ‘Send Love into the World’
by India Westbrook
University of West Georgia Art Professor Erin Dixon and UWG alumna Justine Aldridge are two of 49 artists who were selected to participate in a project honoring the Orlando Pulse night club shooting victims who lost their lives on June 12.
The project, dubbed 49 Portraits, was created by Mia Merlin, an art professor at Armstrong State University, who was inspired by a similar project that was done for the victims of the June 17, 2015 Charleston Emanuel AME Church shooting.
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